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Moses Leroy Collection, 1945-1976

Identifier: MSS 0127

Scope and Contents

The Moses Leroy Collection contains correspondence, clippings on local and national politics, photographs, awards and miscellaneous relevant to a study of the civil rights movement in Houston and in the United States. Also it contains publications related to the model citites program. The materials date from 1945-1976.


  • 1945-1976


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Moses Leroy Collection must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

Biographical Note

Moses Leroy became a noted labor and Civil Rights leader in the Houston area. An employee of the Southern Pacific Railroad for more than forty years, Moses Leroy fought to end discrimination and oppression for railway workers. Leroy was also involved in civic and political affairs. He became active in the Model Cities program in Houston in the 1970's and served on the Board of Directors of the Y.M.C.A. Leroy also served on the executive board of the NAACP in the 1940's, and later served as Vice-President of the Texas Council of Voters.


.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged in 5 series according to material type.


  1. Correspondence
  2. Publications and Clippings
  3. Political Materials
  4. Personal Materials
  5. Photographs

Custodial History

These records were formerly housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library as MSS 0090 Moses Leroy Collection, and were transferred to the African American Library at the Gregory School, Hosuton Public Library in March 2019.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Moses Leroy, 1978.

Related Materials

RG 0003 Colored Trainmen of America Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Speck, 1979; updated by Sheena Wilson, 2019



MSS 0127 Moses Leroy Collection, 1945-1976
An Inventory of Records at the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Gregory School Repository


(832) 393-1662

The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
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Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
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